RCAP Database | Sustainable Communities and Transportation Planning: SP-32

Use and expand Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategies, which reduce peak hour and single-occupant vehicle travel.

  1. Vanpool and Carpool Programs - Work with MPOs, South Florida Commuter Services and South Florida Vanpool to identify and pursue opportunities to more fully utilize and expand these programs.
  2. Car and Bike Sharing Programs - Work with companies providing these services and strategic partners (universities, municipalities, large employers, etc.) to establish zip car, bike sharing and personal vehicle sharing programs.
  3. Employee Benefits – Encourage sharing of information on and use of employee benefits that support use of walking, biking and transit modes for work commutes (e.g., pre-tax benefits and Emergency Ride Home program).
  4. Commute Trip Reduction Programs - Local governments should promote participation in programs such as the EPA Commuter Choice Program and explore the adoption of commute trip reduction ordinances.
Planning Horizon: 
Immediate (0-2 years)
Potential Partners: 
Metropolitan Planning Organizations, State, Regional, and Local Transportation Agencies, South Florida Regional Planning Council South Florida Commuter Services, BOMA, public private partnerships including large base employers
Potential Funding Sources: 
Existing local, state, and regional funding and competitive funding sources. Public private partnerships
Estimated Resources Required: 
Existing staff resources
Milestone Progress: 
Research local options, resources and partners Identify incentives and conveniences for commuter and employer-based program participation Begin or expand implementing programs Increase in carpool and vanpool registrations Increase in car and bike sharing programs Commute Reduction Ordinances

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